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The grip is cold against your palm. This is your only friend in the world right now. It's gonna be a long night.
December 12, 2008 2:45 PM   Subscribe


 
Wow. My first thought was also "get some arms."
posted by Tehanu at 2:50 PM on December 12, 2008


I am a few more adventure-steps in now. I feel confident in declaring this awesome.
posted by Tehanu at 2:54 PM on December 12, 2008


This does not look good for Dangeresque.
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:55 PM on December 12, 2008


> BOIL HARDER _
posted by boo_radley at 3:02 PM on December 12, 2008 [3 favorites]


This is great. There are two other adventures down lower on the page: Bard Quest and Jailbreak. But Problem Sleuth is the best.
posted by painquale at 3:24 PM on December 12, 2008


I've delved quite a long ways into the adventure, but there's always only one choice. Am I misunderstanding this?
posted by ErWenn at 3:47 PM on December 12, 2008


meh
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 3:49 PM on December 12, 2008


I've delved quite a long ways into the adventure, but there's always only one choice. Am I misunderstanding this?

You can make suggestions of next steps, but only at the current step in the comic. The artist moves forward from the current strip so there's only one timeline.
posted by Tehanu at 3:52 PM on December 12, 2008


meh

pick a reason to flag:
meh
posted by radiosig at 3:52 PM on December 12, 2008


takes a while to get going, but it's worth it.
posted by xbonesgt at 4:00 PM on December 12, 2008


This is awesome!
posted by zsazsa at 4:09 PM on December 12, 2008


Now I'm LOLing at work. :(
posted by zsazsa at 4:31 PM on December 12, 2008


This is fascinating and hilarious and boring all at once.
posted by davejay at 4:31 PM on December 12, 2008 [5 favorites]


The bust falls on the piano. The oboe is dislodged.
posted by moonmilk at 4:39 PM on December 12, 2008


Since this is the MSPAINT thread:

ITT: MSPAINT Metafilter true-stories edition of FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU-
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 4:40 PM on December 12, 2008 [7 favorites]


This is actually the most compellingly stupid thing I've seen in quite some time. Love it.
posted by potch at 4:51 PM on December 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


Trust me.
When it starts getting weird just roll with it.
It's worth it.
posted by Widepath at 5:37 PM on December 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


No wait! I got an option after about 373 steps! Hooray!
posted by ErWenn at 6:07 PM on December 12, 2008


This starts off good, but goes on waaaaaaay too long. I got bored.
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:37 PM on December 12, 2008


Oh yeah this got linked on qwantz a while ago - love it!
It does get a bit long, but I think it's worth it. You can always "save" your game and go back to it.

Reminded me of that interactive story they did on explosm.net (Cyanide & Happiness)
posted by OutlawedYeomen at 6:41 PM on December 12, 2008


There's a walkthrough
posted by xorry at 6:44 PM on December 12, 2008


does this ever end? it is addictive though.
posted by desjardins at 6:47 PM on December 12, 2008


SHIT JUST GOT REAL
posted by regicide is good for you at 6:54 PM on December 12, 2008


Ouch. There went my night.
posted by HFSH at 7:30 PM on December 12, 2008


CANDY CORN VAMPIRE
posted by Tehanu at 7:39 PM on December 12, 2008


This. story. is. so. awesome. Thank. You.

"The CLOWN PONTIFICATE is summoned and wields his legendary HAMPER OF THE JADED FOOL'S ENNUI"
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 8:16 PM on December 12, 2008




man.. fuck teaspoon scythe
posted by xorry at 9:17 PM on December 12, 2008


TRUFFLE SHUFFLE LEVEL 2!
posted by painquale at 9:22 PM on December 12, 2008


Metafilter MS Paint Adventure.
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:38 PM on December 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


You will need to collect enough PANG NECTAR to process into the amount of JOCOSE HONEY needed to fill your SUCKLE FLAGON before you can max out your COMB RAVE meter.

God it's almost like you've never played this game before.

posted by juv3nal at 10:10 PM on December 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


People who walked out early: COME BACK.

I just reached the part where the Mysterious White Void -- wherein the spirits of Pickle Inspector and (the third) Ace Dick are engaging in an epic, Sudoku-based gamble with Death to win back their physical forms -- is revealed to be the core of an Infinite Mandelbrot Flower being gazed at fondly by the serene Pickle Inspector Diety... and pollinated by the (muted) Honeybee Professor himself!

It was almost as good as the part where the infinitely-interlocking Portal Windows consumed eachother in an explosion of reality itself, summoning dread Fluthlu to scale the Cathedral of Syndetic Ascension. IN THE FUTURE. (I think.)

It's like Lost, but on crack. And I love it.
posted by Rhaomi at 12:55 AM on December 13, 2008


No wait! I got an option after about 373 steps! Hooray!

Thank you! I'd died and thought that was it, used to having no more than one option.

... though I'm not sure I'm happier being able to continue now or not.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:42 AM on December 13, 2008


Ok, pleased I am. This is genius.

You suddenly feel weird about standing on the other side of an unpowered window. You feel as though there will probably be metaphysical consequences.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:01 AM on December 13, 2008


I have been reading through these for most of last night and most of today.

These are amazing.

Thank you.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:42 AM on December 13, 2008


Metafilter: you're here for two things: to fucking ruin someone's shit, and to play a friendly game of make-believe.

AND YOU'RE ALL OUT OF IMAGINATION.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 5:46 PM on December 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


You answer the phone in a hard boiled manner. You explain to the woman gruffly that you'd love to help her out, sweetheart, but you're up to your neck in all this weird puzzle shit. You hang up.
posted by Tehanu at 6:32 PM on December 13, 2008


DEAR GOD DOES THIS THING EVER END?!
posted by JHarris at 10:34 PM on December 13, 2008


Oh for sure. Still appear to be adding frames, but currently leaves off shy of 1500.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 1:24 AM on December 14, 2008


My goodness. That boiled my mind, but in a good way. I particularly enjoy the push-pull dynamic between the creator's desire to set up elegant, rewarding puzzles and the audience's Tourettish impulses to do really really silly shit, just because they can.
posted by RokkitNite at 10:33 AM on December 14, 2008


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